It’s about high time! second phase of lizzo‘s Special Tour begins April 21, and longtime glam pro Alex Mayo lets us in on a secret: She’ll be using Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer for every makeup look on stage.
“Skin is our canvas,” says Mayo. “And if the skin isn’t the way we want it, the makeup won’t be pretty either,” she adds. Because performance makeup needs to be maintained under unique conditions like hot lights, sweat and quick changes that can lead to inflammation and irritation, it needs to rely on both ultra-gentle yet effective formulas.
A supporter recommended Cetaphil to the singer after she experienced breakouts and itchy skin during the first leg of the tour. She was first introduced to the products at age 14 when they helped calm her acne. Lizzo posted about using the products on TikTok, and a partnership was born!
For the second phase of the special (dubbed ‘2our’ by superfans), Cetaphil will be the official skincare to be used, specifically the brand’s Hydrating Foaming Cream Cleanser and Daily Oil-Free Facial Moisturizer SPF 35, as they’re hypoallergenic, oil-free There are more free ones. Most importantly, fragrance free. “Lizzo is very sensitive to fragrances and any harsh ingredients, so Cetaphil is a perfect choice for us,” he assures. Even better, both drugstore products ring in at $14.99 each, making them affordable and suitable for on-the-go situations.
So how would Mayo use skin prep products on the 34-year-old musical phenom? “I really love starting with beautiful, hydrated skin—starting with a clean slate is really important to me,” he tells us. “We always start with a foaming cleanser, whether we’re going full glam or getting ready for day-to-day stuff,” he says.
Once the flutist’s complexion is clear, the mayo smooths on an oil-free moisturizer. “It’s really great for setting makeup because you want hydration, but you don’t want something that’s heavy,” he advises, noting that Cetaphil’s formula “helps makeup glide on and stay overnight.” Gives me hydration without flaking.”
The nourishing lotion, which is loaded with antioxidant edelweiss extract and skin-strengthening provitamin B5, also helps to keep the singer’s skin barrier intact – shielding potential irritation from asbestos and other minerals found in some makeup products. required to stop. “Creating that barrier helps soothe the skin and makes her feel calm and relaxed knowing her skin won’t be irritated.”
When the show ends, Mayo removes makeup with a foaming cleanser, indulging in a little ritual, giving the star a mini facial.
Speaking of makeup, what will we see in the second leg of the Special Tour? Expect more bold lips! “We don’t get a chance to do them a lot because of the flute, but now you can see some,” teases the supporter, who tells us he’s been playing with new colors and textures and that we’re looking for “more graphic liner.” can see. ” Very.
As collaborators for six years, the two are totally comfortable pushing the envelope when it comes to makeup. “We still have that surprise,” Mayo said, telling us they appear to be in real time. “I’m grateful that she’s someone who can pull off anything and I can go for it. And I know that I’m confident enough to know that she knows how to rock it and that she has that instinct.” There is confidence – in turn, this creates this whole magical moment.
Want to experience the magic? You can enter to win VIP experiences in the Special Tour! Cetaphil is hosting a nationwide sweepstakes where one winner and one guest will receive the ultimate VIP experience to see Lizzo headlining June 9, 2023 in New York City, including concert tickets, airfare, a four-night hotel stay , skincare and more. Consumers can enter on Cetaphil.com through April 25 for a chance to win.